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Tornado Watch 12
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Hazard Tornadoes EF2+ Tornadoes
Likelihood Moderate Low
Severe Wind 65 kt+ Wind
Moderate Low
Severe Hail 2"+ Hail
Very Low Very Low

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   SEL2

   URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
   Tornado Watch Number 12...CORRECTED
   NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK
   555 AM EST Mon Jan 3 2022

   CORRECTED TO ADD DARE COUNTY NC and ADJACENT MARINE ZONES

   The NWS Storm Prediction Center has issued a

   * Tornado Watch for portions of 
     Coastal North Carolina
     Extreme northeast South Carolina
     Coastal Waters

   * Effective this Monday morning from 555 AM until 1100 AM EST.

   * Primary threats include...
     A couple tornadoes possible
     Scattered damaging wind gusts to 70 mph possible

   SUMMARY...A broken band of storms along a cold front will surge
   northeastward from South Carolina into coastal North Carolina and
   will move off the Outer Banks by about 11am EST.  Until then,
   supercells will be possible within the band, with an attendant
   threat for damaging gusts and a couple of tornadoes.

   The tornado watch area is approximately along and 35 statute miles
   either side of a line from 10 miles west northwest of Myrtle Beach
   SC to 15 miles north northeast of Cape Hatteras NC. For a complete
   depiction of the watch see the associated watch outline update
   (WOUS64 KWNS WOU2).

   PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

   REMEMBER...A Tornado Watch means conditions are favorable for
   tornadoes and severe thunderstorms in and close to the watch
   area. Persons in these areas should be on the lookout for
   threatening weather conditions and listen for later statements
   and possible warnings.

   &&

   AVIATION...Tornadoes and a few severe thunderstorms with hail
   surface and aloft to 0.5 inches. Extreme turbulence and surface wind
   gusts to 60 knots. A few cumulonimbi with maximum tops to 450. Mean
   storm motion vector 23055.

   ...Thompson

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